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We're studying good and bad hotel practises to that we know what's on offer ... you may have read a little about the Well House Manor project already on "The Horse's Mouth", and although it will be neither a hotel nor a B&B we can learn plenty from establishments of both types - especially those that are trying innovative ideas.

There's a vending machine here in the lobby that's the vending machine to out-trump all vending machines - it has a big screen that you can go through menus, takes credit cards, and offers products from a packet of crisps and drinks through to toiletries to bluetooth (wireless) headsets and even iPods. I did notice a lack of condoms ... I guess because all the products are on show in a public area and they would raise too many questions in the minds of the inquisitive young.

I'm posting from the hotel room. Just open the laptop, and it's on broadband that's included in the room price which I have to say I feel is good value - about 65 quid for the double. There's also a wired network point on the desk which we could have used an an alternative.

The bed is adjustable for firmness / softness - and adjustable separately for both sides. Not a big fuss to me (as I can sleep anywhere) but I know that Lisa appreciates it ... and I suspect that many others do too.

Have you ever showered standing in the bath and found that the shower curtain sticks to you? The shower curtain here is on an arced rail so that the ends naturally drop into the bath, but the centre of the curtain is held well out to give the showering person as much additional room as possible. And the toilet's set at an odd angle ... I haven't worked out a "why" for that one yet.

Isn't it interesting how .... as you start to get involved in a new venture ... you start seeing things with different eyes!
(written 2006-01-05, updated 2008-06-10)

Commentatorsays ...
Lisa Ellis:Oh, there were condoms, too! I was going to point them out but my son was right next to me.
(comment added 2006-01-08 04:06:33)
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